New survey will give local companies a voice in improving Tampa’s business climate

November 30, 2021

As we move into the third and final year of our Opportunity Tampa Bay Strategic Action Plan, the Tampa Bay EDC is launching its most ambitious business survey and outreach campaign to date, Expand Tampa Bay. The EDC’s Business Development team will reach out to hundreds of local businesses over the course of the next nine months through online campaigns, direct mail, and both in-person and virtual visits. The purpose of this effort is to gain a deeper understanding of our target industry employers’ labor and training needs, supplier and vendor needs, and sector trends, and invite them to rank various factors that affect our business climate. The results of this survey will then be published in a report and shared with the entire community. Our goal is to identify what factors are helping or hindering our local businesses’ success and communicate those needs to our government, academic, and community leaders. Armed with this knowledge, they can take meaningful action to ensure that Hillsborough County’s target industry employers can maintain their competitiveness and thrive here.

Letters signed by our leadership will be going out next month to introduce the Expand Tampa Bay campaign to local businesses and ask for their participation. We’ll ask our EDC Investors and community partners to share information about the campaign with their clients and contacts as well. Collectively, we can make Tampa and Hillsborough County the best destination for business in the country.

If you’d like to take the survey now, we’re happy to let you get a head start on the rest of the community. Please click on this link to get there now.

Enjoy the festive season!